Praised for its “breathtaking intonation and stunning musicality,” The Choral Scholars has established itself as one of West Michigan’s premiere chamber ensembles. With repertoire spanning a variety of sacred and secular genres, the group has performed in concert series and festivals throughout the region, as well as giving giving several of its own concerts each year.

The members of The Choral Scholars all currently live and work in West Michigan, and are involved with several other community ensembles. To date, the group has released two full-length recordings: Gaudeamus (2007) and Sing Joyfully (2014), as well as two recordings with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship: Global Songs for Worship (2010) and Cry Out to God! (2012).


  • The Choral Scholars perform at Baroque on Beaver

    June 14, 2017

    We are looking forward to again being part of the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival. Held every summer on Beaver Island, Michigan, it is a joyous concert series with orchestral, choral, chamber and solo performances featuring professional musicians from Michigan and beyond. To meet the demands of the music we are performing, we have added 3 ringers to our group: Lydia Goorman, soprano; Chelsea LaJoye, soprano; and Kelvyn Koning, countertenor. For more information about our performance on August 4 and this exciting music festival, visit the Baroque on Beaver website.

  • Welcome to our newest member!

    September 14, 2016

    We’re excited to welcome our newest member, Rebecca Jordan Heys. She is taking the place of long-time alto Carla Joy Strand. While we miss Carla Joy, we are excited to have Rebecca join The Choral Scholars.

  • Welcome to our new members!

    January 10, 2016

    We’re excited to officially welcome Ashley Lomasney and David Krieger to The Choral Scholars. Ashley has taken the place of soprano Claire Veltkamp, and David has replaced baritone Jason Reiffer.

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